IWC Introduces the Mark XI Reissue (Which Looks Much Like the Mark XII) Eta Movement Replica Watches

Inside the Iwc Pilot Watch Eta Movement Replica Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 3777 versions are IWC caliber 79320 automatic chronograph movements which are base Swiss ETA Valjoux 7750 calibers (or equivalent). Snobs might scoff that it’s far better to simple pay more for another model with an in-house made IWC motion, but I believe many will agree that unless you’re looking for particular performance a 7750 movement does not offer, a work-horse tool watch similar to this is the most appropriate when wed to a work-horse reliable movement such as the 7750 automatic chronograph. It’s hard to generate a pilot’s watch that flexible, but this specific look does it well. If you are a bit more daring, subsequently the blue-dialed IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Le Petit Prince may be up your alley.IWC comprises an admittedly pleasant brownish or black calfskin Santoni strap with the IW377709 or IW377714 (Le Petit Prince variant) see, respectively, which comes on a simple buckle (sadly, no deployant clasps on the Santoni straps, as far as we watched). Though the IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 3777 always seems good on those straps, I’d urge people interested in the black-dialed IW377710 to think about the available five-link steel alloy bracelet. Not only do I happen to be a major fan of when watches come with bracelets made specifically for them, but the bracelet here includes a micro-adjust attribute in the clasp which allows for a precise comfort fit that it is possible to open and loosen somewhat on the fly.

Produced for the British Royal Air Force in the 1950s, the Mark XI is arguably the timepiece that put Iwc Pilot Watch Replica Replica on the path to becoming synonymous with pilot’s watches. The modern day IWC pilot’s watch collection started in 1994 with the introduction of the Mark XII, which was essentially the Mark XI in modern dress.

The new Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Edition “Tribute to Mark XI” is a no-frills reissue that’s affordably priced and limited to 1948 pieces. Ostensibly a remake of the military-issue Mark XI, the new limited edition edition is more precisely a Mark XII remake, having a similar dial featuring a date window at three. A triangle at 12 o’clock and baton markers at the quarters are taken from the vintage original, as are the pencil-shaped minute hand and baton hour hand.

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A vintage Mark 11

The rest of the watch is essentially stock Mark XVIII, which means a 40mm steel case with a soft iron cage inside for protection against magnetism. Inside the soft iron cage is the cal. 35111, which is actually a SW300, a clone of the ETA 2892. It’s automatic with a 42-hour power reserve.

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Having seen the watch at SIHH 2017, I can say it’s attractively styled with a recognisable military inspiration, but because of the relatively slimness of the case versus its diameter, feels significantly flatter than the originals.

Price and availability 

The Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Edition “Tribute to Mark XI” (ref. IW327007) is a limited edition of 1948 pieces that will be available only at Harrods in London from July to September 2017. After that it will be available at IWC retailers and boutiques worldwide, priced at €4790, including 19% European VAT.


 

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